First off warmest welcome to Spark People. I suffered from sciatica during & after my girls were born very painful and when it comes you have to stop & be still. I also have plantar fasciitis & a bone spur, however since loosing 56lbs knock on wood none of this has affected my life as it use to. It's going to be a hard journey but if you stay committed even when you fall off get right back on. Log log log, log everything as if you were writing a book about yourself. Food prep is a big key. Search this site for recipes and plan meals for the week...Tupperware or brown bagging works. It's about 80-90% what you intake and the rest is activity. Try something new whether it be food or activity. In order for your body to change you have to change your mind. I can go on & on about what helped me loose 56lbs, you have to play around w/ what works for your body. Listen if you need an accountability partner let me know. Stay committed in this journey!!!
Edited by: DEULSENIA at: 7/12/2013 (23:06)
Fitness Minutes: (60)
7/12/13 10:45 P
Hello everyone, I'm new to Sparkpeople, 56 years old, and want to lose 90 lbs.@ 2 lbs. per week. Sciatica for the past year has made exercise all but impossible, however working out with my exercise bike not only burns the calories, but seems to help my back a great deal. I've only ridden it for 30 minutes for the past three days, and have burned 242, 217, and 234 calories consecutively. I went to a dietician and now have a sugar-free 'food choices' plan to make 1800 calories intake per day, over three meals and three snacks. I was in karate for over twenty years and I'd love to be fit enough to return to it again. .
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